Valensa Scientists Confirm: Chlorella Delivers Plant-Based Source of Vitamin B12

Valensa Scientists Confirm: Chlorella Delivers Plant-Based Source of Vitamin B12

Valensa International will exhibit several discoveries at booth No. 4578 during the annual Natural Products EXPO WEST™ at the Anaheim Convention Center, March 6-9, 2019.

For the millions enjoying plant-based diets, take notice: Two reports this week from Harvard University and the German Nutrition Society verify a previous report by The Vegan Society recommending vegan diet followers take a daily supplement to compensate for the regimen’s nutritional deficiencies of vitamin B12, according to the scientists at Valensa International.

Finding an organic, plant-based source of vitamin B12 that is Non-GMO Verified has previously been virtually impossible to find. But Valensa’s Chief Science Officer, Margaret Dohnalek, Ph.D., reports an additional study completed by a third party, shows Valensa’s Parry Organic Chlorella deliver the adequate intake recommended for vitamin B12 in only 1.5 grams.

Dr. Dohnalek says countries like Japan and South Korea lead the global consumption of Chlorella despite the growing popularity of the vegan lifestyle in the United States.

Following a plant-based lifestyle has many benefits, however one of the challenges is maintaining optimal levels of Vitamin B because this water-soluble, and essential vitamin, is typically found in animal products. Vitamin B is a powerhouse of a vitamin, capable of helping the body make red blood cells and DNA while supporting a healthy nervous system. Depleted levels of Vitamin B can lead to heart disease, anemia, loss of energy, tingling, numbness, reduced sensitivity to pain or pressure, blurred vision, abnormal gait, sore tongue, poor memory, confusion, even hallucination and personality changes. Vitamin B is also an important building block during pregnancy, so plant-based dieters need a viable supplement that meets their daily recommendations.

“Both Chlorella and Spirulina have nearly 60% protein, but Chlorella has unique phytonutrients like CGF (Chlorella Growth Factor) which make it useful for detoxification, cellular health, immune support and related anti-aging benefits,” said Umasudhan, CEO of Valensa International. “Our third party lab testing showed Parry Organic Chlorella provided a good source of B12 to supplement a vegetarian and vegan diet with the recommended daily allowance of this key vitamin.”

Parry Organic Chlorella — Non-GMO Verified

Since 2003, Valensa has spearheaded the development of Organic Chlorella. Valensa’s Parry Organic Chlorella is phototropically-grown in a unique closed system. It provides a microalgae-based protein source, rich in vitamin B12, essential amino acids, fatty acids, as well as unique detoxification qualities with Chlorella Growth Factor. Also contains chlorophyll, beta-carotene and lutein among many other minerals and nutrients.

Parry Organic Chlorella may be acquired in tablets or powder, giving product designers many options for convenient dosing. The powder is easily mixed in water, and may be included in other delivery forms including bars, chewables, and shakes.

For more information about Parry Organic Chlorella, please contact: Sendhil Pani, Director of Sales and Microalgae Business Development, 609-649-1252, s.pani@valensa.com.